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McLean Children's Academy
6900 Elm Street
Mc lean, VA 22101
(703) 734-2353

Current Inspector: Tanya Johnson (571) 423-6392

Inspection Date: Oct. 26, 2016

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Technical assistance today included documentation of a plan to keep the resilient surface at an adequate level in fall zones and the area on the platform of the outdoor "stair" climber.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from 10:20 am - 12:10 pm. There were 20 children present with 4 direct staff. I observed children busy cutting and pasting witch faces in the art room; involved in dramatic play; and at work building a complex racing track of different size blocks and manipulative materials. I also observed snack and discussions about Halloween. Interest-based classrooms offered a wide variety of appealing activities and materials for the children. If you have any questions, please contact me at

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: During today's inspection, some areas and equipment of the center were observed to not be maintained in a safe and operable condition. Evidence: There was an area observed on the wooden deck that had a splintery area; a board coming away from the support and two protruding nails. A small gate between the back of the house and the fence was coming away from the support, leaving an exposed nail.

Plan of Correction: This will be taken care of this weekend or next weekend.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: During today's inspection, the area under a piece of playground equipment had resilient surfacing that did not comply with minimum safety standards. Evidence: Under the tire swing, there were areas of bare surfacing observed in the fall zone today where resilient surfacing was not adequate in depth.

Plan of Correction: Staff have started to sweep the resilient surface under swings; a larger amount will be placed within 10 days.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-430-C
Description: During today's inspection, the swing areas were observed not to have S-hook hardware that met requirements. Evidence: The width of the spacing between the S-hooks on the tire and individual swings were not closed small enough to fit a penny through.

Plan of Correction: This will be tightened.


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